What is NUCLEUS?

NUCLEUS is an experiment that studies neutrinos, elusive elementary particles with several properties still to be discovered. 

Recently, a new interaction of neutrinos with atomic nuclei has been observed, the so called coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering, predicted by theory in 1974.

The aim of the experiment is to measure precisely this process using neutrinos from the Chooz-B  nuclear plant in France and high-sensitivity detectors operated at temperatures close to absolute zero. 

The success of the measurement will deepen our knowledge of neutrinos and will open opportunities to search for new phenomena beyond the standard model of particle physics.